Ropes: Wilderness Program for Teens

Ropes: Wilderness Program for Teens
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Our financial aid philosophy is take what you need and give what you can. We recognize that there are economic hardships, and we want to be accessible to all, so we ask that you pay whatever it is that you can.

The more you can pay, the more children we are able to extend aid to. Before you request financial aid we ask families to consider if there are family members or friends who might help provide a scholarship to your family for this program.


Payment Plan Details:

Deposit of $150 due with registration. Remaining balance can be split into 4 monthly payments of $206.25.

For:

High School aged teens

Dates and Times:

Friday evenings: 5:30pm – 11pm Friday evening programs plus two, 2-night overnights

  • Fri, October 26, 2018
  • Fri, November 30, 2018
  • Fri, December 21, 2018
  • Fri-Sun, January 25-27, 2019
  • Fri, February 22, 2019
  • Fri, March 22, 2019
  • Fri-Sun, April 26-28, 2019
  • Fri, May 24, 2019

Hazardous Weather Make-Up Day:

  • Fri, May 31, 2019

Cost:

$975, payment plan and financial aid available.

Additional Questions?

Drop us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to answer your questions.
hello@wildearth.org
(845) 256-9830

Ropes: Wilderness Program for Teens

Come to Ropes to play epic night games, have deep conversations, cook over the fire, and hang out in the woods. The teens describe it as a place where they can come to remember who they are.

We welcome you to join ROPES if you’re ready to take a risk and show up as your entire self.


This year’s Ropes trip will feature more special outings and adventures. Plans are still taking shape, but the program may include: night-time adventures on local rivers, multi-day mountain treks, and rock climbing.


Join Wild Earth instructors and special guests for edgy and fun experiences in the wilderness.

Ropes: For High School Students

We’ve found that there’s no easier place than the forest to show up as our favorite versions of ourselves. Ropes gives us an extra dose of joy, connection and confidence.

Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Each year students face unique challenges and while there is plenty to learn from peers we’ve found that a mix of ages brings even more wisdom to the table. At Ropes high school students of all ages are invited to take risks and show up to challenge and support other freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

A Typical Night At Ropes:

Arrive at 5:30 and share some of the things were grateful for in spite of our busy lives. Hike out to our campfire spot, set up a tarp if it’s rainy and get a fire started via friction with bowdrill, handrill or flint and steel, and share some food and maybe a tasty treat. After eating there’s time for a night hike, a high energy night activity, theater games, or maybe even a rumpus card game called Mao that’s become a bit of a tradition. Later in the evening the group generally engages in deeper conversation. For example, instructors may pose a question such as, “How do you deal with stress and anxiety?” Stories, strategies and conversations follow. At the end of the evening we clean up camp, pack up our gear and head back down the trail to meet parents.

Come to ROPES for a mix of:

  • Night Games
  • Fireside cookouts
  • Intense opportunities for honesty
  • Opportunities to facilitate and experience edge experiences

See you in the woods!

“I recommend Ropes for all the support these teens are offered, and offer each other; for the outdoor time in all weather; for the challenges of learning to cope with all the weather and other quests they are given; for the perseverance they learn throughout this program; for the amazing staff and thoughtful programming (that seems effortless and natural).”

“Ropes gives me a healthy escape from high school. I get to be around grounded people who are close to my age, and who have a lot of wisdom to share. It’s nice to have a supportive community to go to each month throughout the school year.”

“Ropes describes building the bonds between your family, your community and the other people within the Ropes program, and that is exactly what [the program] Ropes accomplishes.”

“For me it was one of the most intense and meaningful experiences I have ever had. Ropes allowed me to look deeper and to escape my everyday high school life and figure out things I wouldn’t have been able to comprehend without the guidance of everyone around me. The skills I learned are incredibly valuable and will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

Register now and reserve your space in Ropes: Wilderness Program for Teens today. Space is limited.

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